Sawdust & Whiskey
Sawdust & Whiskey
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  • Nashville, TN

How to Build a Cheap Storage Bench

6 Materials
$30
3 Hours
Easy

We had a few catch-all bins just sitting on the ground, and I decided that it was time I make a place for them to live. So I finally took a saw to a few pieces of left over plywood! Ans just like that, we had a new entryway storage bench.

how to build a cheap storage bench

Here’s how we started the party😂 About a year or so like this🙈

how to build a cheap storage bench

First I cut the top and bottom piece out of this spare 3/4” plywood.

how to build a cheap storage bench

Then I used my handy dandy 90 degree clamps to make some squares🙌🏼

how to build a cheap storage bench

That was easy enough and plenty strong to sit on. Now for a base...the wife wanted it dressed up a bit.

how to build a cheap storage bench

Also using 3/4” scraps, I made a simple 4” base.

how to build a cheap storage bench

To “dress it up”, I borrowed the wife’s candle lid to get a round shape I could cut out with a jigsaw. Just a bit of detail goes such a long way.

how to build a cheap storage bench

I screwed the base on from underneath so I wouldn’t have any holes to fill and painted that puppy💥


We love how it turned out.

how to build a cheap storage bench

Easy, clean and functional🙌🏼

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2 questions
  • Laurie
    on May 14, 2019

    How did you hide the screws for the cubby walls in what became the top of the bench? Thanks!

    • Laurie
      on May 14, 2019

      Duh. My husband does that all the time. I just didn’t think. Thank you!

  • Mon26314540
    on May 14, 2019

    How to use a basket as a standing lampshade

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  • Linda Premo
    on May 14, 2019

    Perfect! Great job. It’s so efficient and looks good too.

  • Carol Cole
    on May 29, 2019

    I like that bench, it looks just as good if not better then store bought.

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